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Stored procedures
Declares the default background color for the rectangles, circles, ... used:
  • in an Image control,
  • Versions 17 and later
    WINDEVWEBDEV - Server codeReports and QueriesWindowsLinuxUser code (UMC) in an Image variable.
    New in version 17
    WINDEVWEBDEV - Server codeReports and QueriesWindowsLinuxUser code (UMC) in an Image variable.
    WINDEVWEBDEV - Server codeReports and QueriesWindowsLinuxUser code (UMC) in an Image variable.
    in an Image variable.
    WEBDEV - Browser codeWindows MobilePHP This type of variable is not available.
Versions 15 and later
WEBDEV - Server codeLinux This function is now available for the WEBDEV sites in Linux.
Linux Caution: A specific configuration is required to use this function in Linux. See The drawings for more details.
New in version 15
WEBDEV - Server codeLinux This function is now available for the WEBDEV sites in Linux.
Linux Caution: A specific configuration is required to use this function in Linux. See The drawings for more details.
WEBDEV - Server codeLinux This function is now available for the WEBDEV sites in Linux.
Linux Caution: A specific configuration is required to use this function in Linux. See The drawings for more details.
Versions 16 and later
Android This function is now available for the Android applications.
WEBDEV - Browser code This function is now available in Browser code.
New in version 16
Android This function is now available for the Android applications.
WEBDEV - Browser code This function is now available in Browser code.
Android This function is now available for the Android applications.
WEBDEV - Browser code This function is now available in Browser code.
Versions 17 and later
iPhone/iPad This function is now available for the iPhone/iPad applications.
New in version 17
iPhone/iPad This function is now available for the iPhone/iPad applications.
iPhone/iPad This function is now available for the iPhone/iPad applications.
Versions 18 and later
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Windows Store apps mode.
New in version 18
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Windows Store apps mode.
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Windows Store apps mode.
Versions 21 and later
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
New in version 21
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
// Declare the background color of different drawings
dBackGround(LightGreen)
Syntax
dBackGround(<Color> [, <Fill Style> [, <Type of Hatching> [, <Opacity>]]])
<Color>: Integer or constant
Default background color of different drawings. This color corresponds to:
  • an RGB color (returned by RGB),
  • an HSL color (returned by HSL),
  • a preset color of WLanguage.
  • Versions 23 and later
    a Color variable. In this case, the opacity specified in the variable uis taken into account.
    WEBDEV - Browser codeAndroidWindows MobileJavaPHP Not available.
    New in version 23
    a Color variable. In this case, the opacity specified in the variable uis taken into account.
    WEBDEV - Browser codeAndroidWindows MobileJavaPHP Not available.
    a Color variable. In this case, the opacity specified in the variable uis taken into account.
    WEBDEV - Browser codeAndroidWindows MobileJavaPHP Not available.
<Fill Style>: Optional integer or Integer constant
Default background fill of different drawings:
  • 0 (by default): Solid background
  • 1: Transparent background (<Color> is ignored)
  • 2: Hatched background
Default background fill of different drawings:
BackgroundHatchedBackground filled with hatching.
Corresponds to value 2 for compatibility.
BackgroundSolid
(Default value)
Solid background.
Corresponds to value 0 for compatibility.
BackgroundTransparentTransparent background (<Color> is ignored).
Corresponds to value 1 for compatibility.
WEBDEV - Browser codeWindows MobileUniversal Windows 10 App This value is ignored. In this version, you cannot hatch the background of a drawing.
iPhone/iPad The drawing of hatching is not supported.
<Type of Hatching>: Optional integer
Default type of hatching for the background of different drawings. To use this parameter, the value of "Fill Style" must be equal to 2. If the value of <Fill Style> is different from 2, <Type of Hatching> is ignored. The different types of hatching are:
  • 0: Horizontal hatching
  • 1: Vertical hatching
  • 2: Diagonal hatching at 60%
  • 3: Diagonal hatching at 120%
  • 4 (by default): Criss-crossed hatching
  • 5: Diagonal cross hatching
WEBDEV - Browser codeWindows MobileUniversal Windows 10 App This value is ignored. In this version, you cannot hatch the background of a drawing.
<Opacity>: Optional integer
Opacity of the color, included between 0 (transparent) and 255 (opaque). An opacity set to 128 is used to blend 50% of the color with the existing color found in the control.
Notes:
  • This opacity will be taken into account if the drawing was initialized with the dWithOpacity constant (dStartDrawing).
  • Versions 23 and later
    If the <Color> parameter corresponds to a Color variable, this parameter must not be specified: the opacity specified in the variable will be taken into account.
    New in version 23
    If the <Color> parameter corresponds to a Color variable, this parameter must not be specified: the opacity specified in the variable will be taken into account.
    If the <Color> parameter corresponds to a Color variable, this parameter must not be specified: the opacity specified in the variable will be taken into account.
Remarks

Using the drawing functions

  • dStartDrawing must be called before any other drawing function. dStartDrawing is used to define the element (Image control or Image variable) onto which the drawing functions will be applied.
  • When drawing on an Image control:
    • The drawing functions operate on a copy ("bitmap") of the image. You can use the drawing functions of Windows (via API or CallDLL32) but these functions must use the DC (Device Context) returned by dStartDrawing.
    • dEndDrawing and dStartDrawing must not be called in the same process.
      The drawing will not be displayed if dEndDrawing and dStartDrawing are called in the same process: it will be automatically erased.
PHP

Drawing in PHP

In PHP, the drawing functions are based on the graphic library GD. This library is commonly used by the PHP hosting companies and therefore it is always enabled. The version of the GD library must be version 2.0.28 (or later). This library can be downloaded from the PHP site.
To enable (if necessary) this library locally, the following elements are required:
  • PHP installed.
  • the PHP.INI file found in the Windows directory must contain the following line: "extension=php_gd2.dll" (instead of ";extension=php_gd2.dll").
  • the php_gd2.dll file must exist in the directory of PHP extensions. This directory is defined in the PHP.INI file by the "extension_dir" variable.
Versions 16 and later
WEBDEV - Browser code

Drawing in Browser code

Some drawing functions are available in Browser code. The drawing functions in Browser code are based on the HTML 5 standard. More specifically, these functions are based on the "canvas" tag of HTML 5.
The drawing features in browser code are available for the recent browsers only (supporting the HTML 5 standard). To find out whether the drawing features are proposed by your browser, use DrawingAvailable.
Caution: To use the drawing functions with Internet Explorer 9, the project must "include the reference to the DTD file". This option is available in the "Advanced" tab of description window of project ("Project .. Project description"), "Advanced" button, "W3C standard" option.
Caution: To use the drawing functions with Internet Explorer 9, the project must "include the reference to the DTD file". This option is available in the "Advanced" tab of the description window of the project ("Project .. Project description").
Caution: To use the drawing functions with Internet Explorer 9, the project must include the reference to the DTD file. To do so, the HTML mode must be "HTML 4.01 Transitional + DTD". This option is available in the "Advanced" tab of the description window of project.
Reminder: To display the description window of the project, on the "Project" pane, in the "Project" group, click "Description".
Special case: Drawing in the browser of an Android phone: The browser drawing functions are only available starting with version 3 of Android.
New in version 16
WEBDEV - Browser code

Drawing in Browser code

Some drawing functions are available in Browser code. The drawing functions in Browser code are based on the HTML 5 standard. More specifically, these functions are based on the "canvas" tag of HTML 5.
The drawing features in browser code are available for the recent browsers only (supporting the HTML 5 standard). To find out whether the drawing features are proposed by your browser, use DrawingAvailable.
Caution: To use the drawing functions with Internet Explorer 9, the project must "include the reference to the DTD file". This option is available in the "Advanced" tab of description window of project ("Project .. Project description"), "Advanced" button, "W3C standard" option.
Caution: To use the drawing functions with Internet Explorer 9, the project must "include the reference to the DTD file". This option is available in the "Advanced" tab of the description window of the project ("Project .. Project description").
Caution: To use the drawing functions with Internet Explorer 9, the project must include the reference to the DTD file. To do so, the HTML mode must be "HTML 4.01 Transitional + DTD". This option is available in the "Advanced" tab of the description window of project.
Reminder: To display the description window of the project, on the "Project" pane, in the "Project" group, click "Description".
Special case: Drawing in the browser of an Android phone: The browser drawing functions are only available starting with version 3 of Android.
WEBDEV - Browser code

Drawing in Browser code

Some drawing functions are available in Browser code. The drawing functions in Browser code are based on the HTML 5 standard. More specifically, these functions are based on the "canvas" tag of HTML 5.
The drawing features in browser code are available for the recent browsers only (supporting the HTML 5 standard). To find out whether the drawing features are proposed by your browser, use DrawingAvailable.
Caution: To use the drawing functions with Internet Explorer 9, the project must "include the reference to the DTD file". This option is available in the "Advanced" tab of description window of project ("Project .. Project description"), "Advanced" button, "W3C standard" option.
Caution: To use the drawing functions with Internet Explorer 9, the project must "include the reference to the DTD file". This option is available in the "Advanced" tab of the description window of the project ("Project .. Project description").
Caution: To use the drawing functions with Internet Explorer 9, the project must include the reference to the DTD file. To do so, the HTML mode must be "HTML 4.01 Transitional + DTD". This option is available in the "Advanced" tab of the description window of project.
Reminder: To display the description window of the project, on the "Project" pane, in the "Project" group, click "Description".
Special case: Drawing in the browser of an Android phone: The browser drawing functions are only available starting with version 3 of Android.
Related Examples:
The drawing functions Unit examples (WINDEV): The drawing functions
[ + ] Using the main drawing functions of WINDEV to:
- Initialize an Image control for drawing
- Draw simple shapes
- Write a text into a drawing
- Change the color in a drawing
Components
WINDEVWEBDEV - Server codeReports and Queries wd230pnt.dll
Windows Mobile wp230pnt.dll
WEBDEV - Browser code WDJS.DLL
Java wd230java.jar
Linux wd230pnt.so
Android wd230android.jar
Minimum required version
  • Version 9
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